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Kwame Ajamu grabs his brother Wiley Bridgeman's beard after his release in a gesture that dates from their boyhood. John Kuntz/The Plain Dealer/Landov hide caption

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After Wrongful Conviction, Three Lifetimes Spent With Hope In Check

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Backstage With Janis Joplin: Doubts, Drugs And Compassion

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Hundreds of Kenyan women and men took to the street on Nov. 17 after a video of an unidentified woman wearing a short skirt being stripped by a group of men emerged and went viral online, sparking the #MyDressMyChoice social media campaign. Dai Kurokawa/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Viral Videos Show Kenyan Women Assaulted For Wearing Miniskirts

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Do you want to go to the park? Mango Doucleff, of San Francisco, responds to her favorite command by perking up her ears and tilting her head. Michaeleen Doucleff/NPR hide caption

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How Dogs Understand What We Say

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Library volunteer Jeanne Million talks with Ferguson resident Phillip Sampson at the Ferguson Public Library. Elise Hu/NPR hide caption

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A Nationwide Outpouring Of Support For Tiny Ferguson Library

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How Ferguson Residents Are Giving Thanks This Holiday Season

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A worker cleans up glass outside a Quiznos restaurant that was damaged during a demonstration Tuesday in Ferguson, Mo. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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At Vandalized Ferguson Businesses, Anger And Tears

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A guide for applying to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that began in 2012. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says it will begin accepting applications for the expanded DACA program in 90 days. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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After Obama's Action, Immigration Agency Awaits 'A Real Challenge'

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Journalist James Foley was killed by the so-called Islamic State in August of this year. His mother, Diane Foley, says the U.S. government never reached out to tell her that her son was dead. Marko Drobnjakovic/AP hide caption

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Families Feel Sidelined As U.S. Reviews Hostage Policy

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A harvester holds ginseng roots. Wild ginseng roots can bring big profits overseas, especially in Asia, but it is illegal to poach the root from U.S. national parks. Greta Johnsen/NPR hide caption

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National Parks Look To Lock Out Wild Ginseng Diggers

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Texas Hits The Books

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Chief Agent Jerry Flowers' says good guys "wear white hats." Nick Oxford for NPR hide caption

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How To Catch A Cattle Thief

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Ela Stein Weissberger joins the cast of Brundibár for a final song. Cheryl Corley hide caption

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Joyful Opera Performed In Nazi Concentration Camp Revived In Chicago

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Seventeen-year-old Jairo Gomez lives in a one-bedroom apartment with eight other family members. His school attendance has suffered because he often has to stay home to babysit his younger siblings. Emily Kwong/WNYC hide caption

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7 Kids, 1 Apartment: What Poverty Means To This Teen

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Second-grade teacher Amanda Siepiola reads with Cornelia Blixt and Isabelle Posner-Brown. Gabrielle Emanuel/NPR hide caption

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Channeling Springsteen: Teachers As Performers

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